Vietnam’s Tallest Building to Open in October 2010

20 April 2010 (Last Updated April 20th, 2010 18:30)

The Bitexco Financial Tower in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, is expected to open in October this year. The building, which is touted as the country's tallest building and owned by the Binh Minh Import Export Production and Trade Company, is located between Hai Trieu, Ngo Duc Ke and Ho T

The Bitexco Financial Tower in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, is expected to open in October this year.

The building, which is touted as the country's tallest building and owned by the Binh Minh Import Export Production and Trade Company, is located between Hai Trieu, Ngo Duc Ke and Ho Tung Mau streets in District 1.

Construction of 56 of the proposed 68 floors is complete and a 40m-long helipad will be built on the 50th floor next month.

The $270m lotus-shaped tower will feature 38,000m² of office space and 8,000m² of retail space.

The scheme will also include an observation deck on the 47th floor, restaurants on the 48th and 49th floors, and an executive club on the 50th floor.

The building will be the nation's first to be equipped with double-deck elevators, running at 7m a second, according to vietnamnews.com.